02/10/2012: TWO-ALARM FIRE ON PROVINCIAL PLACE
Unexcelled Fire Company Engine 34-4-75 and Ladder 34-4-90 were first due at a residential structure fire at 3 Provincial Place, which is located in a development off Wayside Road and State Highway 66. Upon arrival, the fire was already through the roof.
Click here to view video of 2-Alarm Neptune Fire
Unexcelled Fire Company responded to a working fire at a home damaged by Hurricane Sandy, located at 25 South Riverside Drive.
Unexcelled Engine 34-4-75 was the first due engine and Ladder 34-4-90 was the first due ladder.
The fire was consuming the second floor and threatend the building on the exposure "B" side. Firefighters were able to successfully save the neighboring building - Current Trends Hair Salon.
UNEXCELLED FIRE COMPANY IN SHARK RIVER HILLS IN THE DAYS FOLLOWING HURRICANE SANDY
November 2, 2012
The Shark River Hills Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary did a tremenous job providing hot meals to residents affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Unexcelled Fire Company had received food donations from Wegman's and were able to delivered some of those supplies to this project, which was located on South Riverside Drive.
UNEXCELLED FIRE COMPANY RESPONDS TO CONVENIENCE STORE FIRE
November 6, 2012
In the early morning hours of November 6, Unexcelled Firefighters responded to 450 State Highway 35, 1 Stop Food Store, for a commercial building fire.
The business was boarded up, to protect it from the hurricane that had come through the area days earlier.
Firefighters gained access and made an aggressive attack on the fire.
There were no injuries reported.
3-ALARM FIRE AT THE JUMPING BROOK PLAZA
A firefighter helmet camera captures roof operations at a strip mall fire that elevated to a three alarm incident. Only two stores in the strip mall were damaged, due to the efforts of firefighters.
UNEXCELLED FIREFIGHTERS RESPOND TO TRUCK INTO SHARK RIVER
Unexcelled Fire Lieutenant Daniel Harker operating at a vehicle into Shark River. The incident occured just after 8:30 am on May 19, 2012 at the Shark River Inlet off South Concourse and State Highway 35. Engine 34-4-75 and Ladder 34-4-90 responded.
UNEXCELLED FIRE COMPANY RESPONDS TO HOUSE FIRE IN BRADLEY BEACH
April 3, 2012
Unexcelled Fire Company was requested to a structure fire on the 100 block of Park Place in Bradley Beach.
Upon arrival of Unexcelled Engine 34-4-75, firefighters were put right to work to assist in suppressing a quickly spreading fire.
Unexcelled firefighters worked with Bradley Beach, Avon and Ocean Grove firefighters.
NEPTUNE FIRE DEPARTMENT REQUESTED MUTUAL AID TO WEST LONG BRANCH
April 2, 2012
Unexcelled Fire Company was requested to West Long Branch for a major gas leak in the area of the Shop Rite on State Highway 36.
While Engine 34-4-75 was responding the incident was upgraded with an active fire in the Shop Rite store.
Upon arrival, Unexcelled Fire Company was assigned as the Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) and provided support and assistance to West Long Branch, Eatontown, and Long Branch firefighters.
UNEXCELLED FIRE COMPANY RESPONDS TO TINTON FALLS HOUSE FIRE
April 2, 2012
Neptune Fire Department was called mutual aid to Tinton Falls for a residential structure fire.
The Unexcelled Fire Company responded and was assigned as the Rapid Intervention Team (RIT).
Neptune firefighters from Unexcelled assisted Tinton Falls firefighters, who did an excelled job with confining the main body of fire to one area of the home.
UNEXCELLED FIREFIGHTERS RECEIVE TRAINING WITH PETROGEN CUTTING TORCH
March 26, 2012
Unexcelled Firefighters received training with the Petrogen Cutting Torch.
BOX TRUCK TIPS OVER INTO SHOP RITE BUILDING ON HIGHWAY 66
March 14, 2012
Unexcelled Firefighters were called to a report of a truck into a building at the Shop Rite located on State Highway 66.
Upoin arrival, a box truck was found to have tipped, striking the building and becoming wedged.
Neptune firefighters, including members of the Unexcelled Fire Company, Neptune Career Firefighters and Liberty Fire Company stabilized the vehicle and using a winch from 34-1-65, was able to successfully dislodge the vehicle.
As a result, no additional damage resulted and the cargo in the box truck was not damaged.
GENERAL ALARM FIRE ON WEST BANGS AVENUE
February 19, 2012
Unexcelled Firefighters responded to a reported Garage Fire on West Bangs Avenue.
Upon arrival of Engine 34-4-75 and Ladder 34-4-90, firefighters found a working fire in a 3-car detached garage with a passenger car inside.
Firefighters suppressed the blaze and prevented the fire from spreading to nearby structures.
There were no injuries.
UNEXCELLED FIRE COMPANY RESPONDS TO 5-ALARM FIRE IN CITY OF LONG BRANCH
February 13, 2012
The Unexcelled Fire Company was requested mutual aid to the City of Long Branch in the "West End" section for a commercial building fire.
While responding, dispatch advised Engine 34-4-75 that they would be going right to work!
Upon arrival, Unexcelled Firefighters assisted with fire attack, evacuation of a 3-story occupied building and confirming a report of a missing member.
Unexcelled Firefighters remained on scene for over six hours.
2-ALARM FIRE ON NEW YEARS DAY
January 1, 2012
Unexcelled Fire Company Engine 34-4-75 and Ladder 34-4-90 were first due at a
2-Alarm fire on the corner of Sayre Street and Bradford Avenue.
NEPTUNE FIRE DEPARTMENT / UNEXCELLED FIRE COMPANY OFFICERS SWORN IN
January 1, 2012
Donald Colarusso was sworn-in as Chief of the Neptune Fire Department. Also sworn-in was Unexcelled Fire Company Captain Joseph L. Mauro IV and Lieutenant Danial J. Harker.
Three hours after the swearing-in ceremony, Neptune Firefighters battled a 2-alarm fire on Sayre Street. Click here to watch.
In 2011, the Unexcelled Fire Company responded to 540 emergency calls.
UNEXCELLED FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDS TO BASEMENT FIRE
January 17, 2012
The Unexcelled Fire Company responded to 115 Anelve Avenue for a reported structure fire. Upon arrival firefighters found a fire in the basement. The fire was quickly contained and suppressed. There were no injuries on scene.
CAR FIRE ON COLUMBUS AVENUE SUPPRESSED BY NEPTUNE FIREFIGHTERS
November 30, 2011
The Unexcelled Fire Company and Liberty Fire Company responded to Columbus Avenue for a reported car fire. Firefighters extinguished the fire without incident.
ROPE RESCUE TRAINING FOR NEPTUNE FIREFIGHTERS
October 24, 2011
The Unexcelled Fire Company received rope rescue training including techniques for rescues with stokes basket via rope lowers and rescues via tower ladder operations.
The drill was conducted at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, utilizing the 5-story Parking Garage.
Instructors were from First Due Training - members of FDNY SOC and NJTF-1.
UNEXCELLED FIRE COMPANY SUPPORTS NEPTUNE HIGH SCHOOL - PARTICPATES IN ANNUAL HOMECOMING PARADE
October 22, 2011
The Unexcelled Fire Company supports Neptune High School and the Neptune Schools.
Unexcelled Ladder 34-4-90 attended and participated in the annual Homecoming Parade, which starts at Neptune High School, proceeds up State Highway 33 to Green Grove Road, to the athletic fields behind the Summerfield School.
Neptune Football beat Ocean 19-0.
UNEXCELLED FIREFIGHTERS RESCUE CAR ACCIDENT VICTIM
October 19, 2011
Shortly after 9pm, the Unexcelled Fire Company responded to an reported auto accident with a patient trapped. Upon arrival, Firefighters found a two vehicle accident with a female pinned.
Utilizing Unexcelled Engine 34-4-75's hydraulic extrication tools, firefighters were able to access the patient and remove her.
Unexcelled Firefighters were assisted by Liberty Fire Company, Neptune OEM, Hamilton First Aid and Ocean Grove First Aid.
UNEXCELLED FIREFIGHTERS OPERATING AT A MASS CASSUALTY INCIDENT
October 13, 2011
Unexcelled Firefighters operated at the scene of an MVA with 12 injuries onboard a bus. The incident occured at West Lake Avenue and Myrtle Avenue. Firefighters assisted EMS in removing victims, treating and transporting.
UNEXCELLED EX-FIRE CHIEF RECEIVES MEDAL OF VALOR AWARD
October 2, 2011
Unexcelled President Robert McDonald, who was the Neptune Fire Department Chief in 2009, was awarded a Medal of Valor Award by the Monmouth County Fire Marshal's Office at their annual Medal Day Ceremony. The event was held at the Monmouth County Fire Academy in Freehold. Ex-Chief McDonald, at great personal risk to himself, came to the aid of three people who were in an overturned vehicle that was on fire.
NEPTUNE FIRE DISTRICT REPRESENTED BY UNEXCELLED FIRE COMPANY AT RIVERFEST
October 1, 2011
Firefighters were a huge hit at Neptune's Riverfest Event on October 1. Unexcelled Fire Company had a booth, promoting Fire Safety and handing out application to prosepective firefighters.
FIREFIGHTERS GET FIRST LOOK AT LATEST TECHNOLOGY FOR THE FIRE SERVICE
September 23, 2011
Several members of the Unexcelled Fire Company got an early glimpse of the latest Thermal Imaging technology for firefighters. The new Draeger UCF 7000 Thermal Imager. This state-of-the-art camera was recently released by Draeger and has several very unique features, such as being Intrinsically Safe. It also has a "freeze frame display" feature that allows firefighters to see around corners, or show fellow firefighters images by capturing a snap shot. This thermal imaging camera automatically records video and sound, weighs three pounds and has a lithium-oin battery capable of as much as a four hour run time. Draeger UCF 7000 Termal Imaging Camera.
UNEXCELLED FIRE COMPANY REPRESENTS NEPTUNE FIRE DEPARTMENT AT COMMUNITY DAY
September 18, 2011 Neptune Fire Department's Unexcelled Fire Company participated in Jersey Shore University Medical Center's annual Community Day. Neptune Firefighters were on-hand displaying Fire Engine 34-4-75, as well as handing out fire prevention literature.
FIRE IN BRADLEY BEACH EXTINGUISHED
September 16, 2011 Unexcelled Fire Company responded mutual aid to 423 Everygreen Avenue in Bradley Beach to assist at a structure fire.
Members of Unexcelled worked with Bradley Beach, Avon and Asbury Park firefighters to extinguish the blaze.
Photo by Chris Allfrey
ANNUAL FDNY FF ROBERT J. FOTI MEMORIAL MINI GOLF TOURAMENT
August 13, 2011
Neptune Fire Department's Unexcelled Fire Company was honored to help in hosting the Annual Robert J. Foti Memorial Mini Golf Tourament, which was held in Bradley Beach.
FF Foti was killed on September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center. He was a member of Manhattan's Ladder Company 7.
UNEXCELLED FIRE COMPANY PARTICIPATES IN NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
August 2, 2011
Neptune Fire Department's Unexcelled Fire Company participated in the Annual 'National Night Out". Like in previous years, the Community Event was held at the Midtown School on Atkins Avenue and Embury Avenue in downtown Neptune. Unexcelled Fire Company set up Tower Ladder 34-4-90 and flowed water for the local children.
NEPTUNE FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDS TO ELEVATOR RESCUE
June 13, 2011
Unexcelled Fire Company responded for a report of a person trapped in an elevator at 1609 West Lake Avenue - West Lake Senior Apartments. Firefighters investigated and found that the victim had already exited prior to their arrival. The elevators were shut down until they could be inspected.
Photo is Engine 34-4-75 and Ladder 34-4-90 along with the Chief.
NEPTUNE FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDS TO OCEAN TOWNSHIP TO ASSIST AT STRUCTURE FIRE
June 12, 2011
Shortly after 2am, the Unexcelled Fire Company was requested mutual aid to Ocean Township to assist Oakhurst Fire Department battle a structure fire.
Ladder 34-4-90 was requested and responded. Unexcelled Firefighters were assigned as the Rapid Intervention team.
During the incident, a heavy rain and thunderstorm moved through the area, but there were no injuries as a result.
CAR CRASHES INTO A NEPTUNE HOME
June 8, 2011
The Neptune Fire Department was dispatched to a reported car into a home on Monmouth Avenue and Central Avenue. The Career Division, Station 1 and 3 were assigned, with a special call for Station 4 - Unexcelled Fire Company.
Upon arrival a passenger car had crashed into a one story private dwelling, then backed up and parked the car in the street. there were no injuries.
Neptune EMS, OEM, Police and the Construction Department also responded.
BASEMENT FIRE QUICKLY SUPPRESSED BY UNEXCELLED FIREFIGHTERS
April 1, 2011
Shortly after 3am, a General Alarm was transmitted for a possible structural fire at 445 State Highway 35. Upon arrival of the NFD Assistant Chief, a working fire was confirmed in a 2 1/2 story private dwelling. Unexcelled Engine 34-4-75 arrived and located the fire in the basement and extending to the first floor. A line was stretched and crews suppressed the fire, as Ladder 34-4-90 arrived. The Ladder Crew ventilated the heavy black smoke and performed primary and secondary searches. The resident escaped without injury. Engine 34-3-76, Ladder 34-1-90 and Air unit 34-2-86 were also on scene. Wayside Fire Company responded as the RIT team, and an extra engine was special called from Neptune City. Neptune Police, EMS and OEM were also on scene. The fire is under investigation by the Neptune Fire Bureau.
UNEXCELLED RESPONDS TO THE CITY OF LONG BRANCH
March 15, 2011
Shortly before midnight, the Unexcelled Fire Company was requested mutual aid to Long Branch on Riviera Drive. The large home, whose backyard was the Long Branch beach, was destroyed by a raging fire.
No injuries were reported on scene.
Engine 34-4-75 remained on scene for nearly two hours.
UNEXCELLED RESPONDS TO OCEAN GROVE FOR MULTIPLE HOUSES ON FIRE
March 11, 2011
Shortly after 5am, firefighters were called to Surf Avenue in Ocean Grove for a reported structure fire. Ocean Grove and Neptune firefighters were among the first to arrive. Heavy fire conditions and the close proximity of the homes in the historic section of the community aided if the quick spread of fire to the surrounding homes.
According to www.app.com, 8 homes were destroyed and 5 others damaged on Surf and Atlantic Avenues.
Tower Ladder 34-4-90 operating on Surf Avenue in Ocean Grove. Photo courtesy of app.com
Photo taken of the scene from above, inside bucket of Tower
Ladder 34-4-90. Photo courtesy of All Hands Fire Equipment
Tower Ladder 34-4-90 operating on Surf Avenue in Ocean Grove. Photo courtesy of Star Ledger
Tower Ladder 34-4-90 operating on Surf Avenue in
Ocean Grove. Photo courtesy of Star Ledger
A QUICK RESPONSE SPARES BUILDING FROM WIND-DRIVEN FIRE
February 15, 2011
Firefighters were quick to respond to an outside rubbish fire that was fanned by high winds and up against a 3-story occupied multiple dwelling. Unexcelled Fire Company and the Neptune Career Division arrived at the same time, and quickly knocked down the blaze before it could extend into the building. No injuries were reported on scene. Residents of the building were welcomed into the Unexcelled Firehouse (next door), out of the cold, until they were permitted back to their homes.
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH FF JASON FAZIO AND THE ASBURY PARK FIRE DEPARTMENT
January 10, 2011
Asbury Park Fire Department Acting Truck Captain Jason Fazio was injured during this blaze and according to www.app.com, he is in critical condition at St. Barnabus Burn Center in Livingston, NJ.
The Unexcelled Fire Company responded to 420 Main Street in Asbury Park shortly after 10am to assist APFD.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Jason, his family and the Asbury Park Fire Department.
FF ANGELICA QUEZADA HONORED
December 13, 2010
Members of the Unexcelled Fire Company honored one of their own on Friday, December 10. FF Angelica Quezada, an Unexcelled Firefighter since March 2009, is also an Operations Specialist with the US Navy and has been reassigned from New Jersey to California. "Q", we're going to miss you ... Stay safe...
CONFINED SPACE DRILL
December 4, 2010
Members of the Unexcelled Fire Company trained in Confined Space Rescue. As a part of the Neptune Township Special Operations Team, Unexcelled Fire Company works cooperatively with Neptune Office of Emergency Management, Neptune Fire Department Career Division, Shark River Hills First Aid, Neptune Police Department and members from other township agencies.
ANNUAL "TURKEY BOWL" FLAG FOOTBALL GAME - NEPTUNE vs. WALL - A SUCCESS!
November 27, 2010
For years, members of the Unexcelled & Hamilton Fire Company's play against the Wall Fire Company in the annual "Turkey Bowl".
"It's a great time and a fun, friendly rivalry", said participant and Wall Fire Commissioner Jeff Kniffen.
The "Turkey Bowl" is held on the Saturday following Thanksgiving at Shark River Park off Gully Road (Wall/Neptune border).
HIGH ANGLE / ROPE RESCUE SCHOOL
November 21, 2010
Members of the Unexcelled Fire Company attended High Angle / Rope Rescue training last week. Congratulations to our graduates! FF Matt Kepler, Ex-Chief Phil Williams, FF Kevin Pearse, FF Jared Pivarnick and FF Nick Megill.
October 30, 2010
NEPTUNE FIRE DEPARTMENT - UNEXCELLED FIRE COMPANY SHOWS ITS COMMUNITY SPIRIT!
The Unexcelled Fire Company, along with Neptune OEM and Neptune First Aid, participated in the 2010 Neptune High School Homecoming Parade.
Neptune Fire District 1 was there, represented by Station 4, with Ladder 34-4-90 who followed the Class of 2011, 2012 and 2013 as they marched up Highway 33 to the High School Football Fields.
Pictured with the Neptune High School Mascot is (L to R) FF Chris Benjamin, FF Jerry Robinson, FF Angelica Quezada and Captain Donald Colarusso.
NEPTUNE FIRE DISTRICT WAS REPRESENTED BY UNEXCELLED FIRE COMPANY AT FIRE PREVENTION DAY AT HOME DEPOT
October 2, 2010 Unexcelled Fire Company particpated in Home Depot's Fire Prevention Day! Unexcelled Firefighter Phil Williams, Phillip Williams, Chris Benjamin and Joe Ryan were on hand with Unexcelled's Tower Ladder. Also particpating was the MONOC Medi-Vac helicopter.
Unexcelled Fire Company has been protecting the residents
of Neptune Township since 1888.
Our members continue the
proud tradition of Professional, Loyal and Dedicated Service,
24 hours a day.
The mission of the Unexcelled Fire Company
is to maintain a highly trained and effective firefighting-rescue
force that operates in a safe and efficient manner; and is
prepared to respond and effectively suppress fires, rescue
those trapped, handle emergencies and disasters; and to save
lives, protect property and the environment in Neptune Township
and other jurisdictions when requested.